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Success Factors and Challenges for E-learning Technologies in the Namibian Higher Education System: A case study of the University of Namibia
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Education is one of the deciding factors for poverty alleviation and economic growth. Governments of developing countries is struggling to meet the demand for qualitative education and the nation of Namibia is no exception. Namibia is struggling with the lack of a skilled workforce and the lack of access to qualitative higher education has been identified as one of the prime causes. ICTs have been identified as a potential enabler for an increased access and quality of education in Namibia. This study employed a qualitative approach to examining the success factors and challenges that applies to e-learning at the University of Namibia (UNAM). The study identified a multitude of critical factors within 5 different areas: i) Access, ii) User motivation, -attitude and -awareness, iii) Systematic approach, iv) Evaluation and analytical challenges, and v) Transforming the education. This rapport will discuss the role of e-learning at UNAM, the factors that are critical for e-learning at the learning institution and how this correlate with previous findings made by the scientific community on similar issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
E-learning, success factors, challenges, developing countries, ICT, ICT4D, qualitative case study, Namibia, higher education, open and distance learning, access, user motivation, user attitude, user awareness, systematic approach, evaluation and analytical challenges, transforming the education
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13757OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13757DiVA: diva2:1111480
Subject / course
Informationsteknologi
Educational program
Information Systems - Enterpise Information Management
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Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-19 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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